Va. county that declared itself Second Amendment ‘sanctuary’ invited to join W. Va.

Va. county that declared itself Second Amendment ‘sanctuary’ invited to join W. Va.
Harpers Ferry, WV. Pixabay

[Ed. – Back to 1861.]

West Virginia is reviving a 158-year-old proposal to ask one of its counties on a date. …

The West Virginia Senate adopted a resolution by voice vote Monday to remind residents of Frederick County, Virginia, that the county has a standing invite — from 1862 — to become part of West Virginia. It now goes to the House of Delegates. …

West Virginia, born in 1863 during the Civil War, is the only state to be formed by seceding from a Confederate state. Some Virginia border counties were given the choice to become part of the new state if their residents approved. Berkeley and Jefferson counties gave their nod, siding with the Union. Trump said a vote was never taken in Frederick County, which ended up nearly surrounded on three sides by the northern neighbor.

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